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Ezekiel 33:30-32


33:30 “But as for you, son of man, your people 1  (who are talking about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses) say to one another, 2  ‘Come hear the word that comes 3  from the Lord.’ 33:31 They come to you in crowds, 4  and they sit in front of you as 5  my people. They hear your words, but do not obey 6  them. For they talk lustfully, 7  and their heart is set on 8  their own advantage. 9  33:32 Realize 10  that to them you are like a sensual song, a beautiful voice and skilled musician. 11  They hear your words, but they do not obey them. 12 

1 tn Heb “sons of your people.”

2 tn Heb “one to one, a man to his brother.”

3 tn Heb “comes out.”

4 tn Heb “as people come.” Apparently this is an idiom indicating that they come in crowds. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 2:264.

5 tn The word “as” is supplied in the translation.

6 tn Heb “do.”

7 tn Heb “They do lust with their mouths.”

8 tn Heb “goes after.”

9 tn The present translation understands the term often used for “unjust gain” in a wider sense, following M. Greenberg, who also notes that the LXX uses a term which can describe either sexual or ritual pollution. See M. Greenberg, Ezekiel (AB), 2:687.

10 tn The word הִנֵּה (hinneh, traditionally “behold”) indicates becoming aware of something and has been translated here as a verb.

11 tn Heb “one who makes playing music well.”

12 sn Similar responses are found in Isa 29:13; Matt 21:28-32; James 1:22-25.

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